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Carmelo Militano

Carmelo Militano latest book, Fate of Olives, is part travel book, and part memoir. It was short-listed for the D.H.Lawrence travel book in Europe and Eileen McTavis Skyes book award in Canada.


Reviews

Monday, March 8 2010

Never Trust a Thin Cook and Other Lessons from Italy's Culinary Capital by Eric Dregni

Parmesan cheese, Tortellini shaped like Venus' navel, and the frothy wide-eyed observations of a young American in Italy.


Wednesday, February 17 2010

Bangkok Days: A Sojourn in the Capital of Pleasure by Lawrence Osborne

We rarely meet Thai people. They instead tend to hover in the background or are served up as part of the local color, for example, the transsexuals known as kathoey.


Tuesday, November 17 2009

Heroes and Villians by David Hajdu

Part of what makes Hajdu such a good music critic and clever pop culture observer is his ability to see beyond the obvious.


Sunday, November 8 2009

Fado by Andrzej Stasiuk

Moving back and forth through memory and time, these essays act like a vehicle moving through historical, mental and natural landscapes.


Wednesday, July 15 2009

Prisoner of the State by Zhao Ziyang

This is an excellent history lesson that should be impressed upon one's mind, much like the famous image of a solitary man standing in front of a line of tanks at Tiananmen Square.


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